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Week 7 Prep Football Capsules

CATHOLIC AT

CALHOUN COUNTY

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Catholic 46, Calhoun 6

PCHS (4-2) results: d. Hannan, 58-0; lost to Ritchie, 50-13; lost to South Harrison, 28-21; d. Wirt, 28-7; d. Gilmer, 60-14; d. Frontier, 36-33

CCHS (1-5) results: d. Wirt, 8-6; lost to Webster, 47-44; lost to Doddridge, 65-0; lost to Tyler, 74-36; lost to St. Marys 35-20; lost to Clay-Battelle, 21-14

Key PCHS players: RB Jeb Boice, RB Jalen Brunny, OL Wade Smitley, LB Ethan Lang

Key CCHS players: QB Adam Parsons, RB Travis Richards, FB Mason Bailey, WR Levi Richards

Keys to victory: No big plays.

Upset-minded Calhoun County, which led 14-0 last week at Clay-Battelle, will have to keep Boice and company under wraps and limit big gains to a bare minimum.

The Crusaders are coming off a season-changing victory and will have plenty of momentum after upsetting previously unbeaten Frontier last week.

No. 11 PCHS can’t afford to look ahead to next week’s matchup versus currently undefeated Pendleton County at Fairmont State University.

RITCHIE COUNTY AT SOUTH HARRISON

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Did not play

Ritchie County (4-1) results: d. Tyler Consolidated, 58-20; d. Parkersburg Catholic, 50-13; d. St. Marys, 32-2; lost to Doddridge County, 28-17; d. Ravenswood, 41-13

South Harrison (3-2) results: lost to Doddridge County, 49-6; lost to Liberty Harrison, 36-6; d. Parkersburg Catholic, 28-21; d. Moorefield, 8-6; d. Valley (Wetzel), 30-6

Ritchie County key players: FB/LB Garrett Owens, QB/S Dakota Wayne, G/LB Ryan Scott

South Harrison key players: QB/DB Landon McFaddon

Keys to victory: If South Harrison wasn’t on Doddridge County’s level, the Hawks aren’t going to be on Ritchie County’s level, either.

Rick Haught’s Rebels like to take away what you do well on offense. South Harrison’s best player Landon McFadden likely won’t be much of a factor because of the swarming Ritchie defense.

Healthy amounts of runners Tre Moss and Garrett Owens are in store for the host Hawks in Lost Creek. They couldn’t stop Hunter America and Reese Burnside of the Bulldogs, and they won’t stop the Rebels duo, either.

DODDRIDGE COUNTY AT GILMER COUNTY

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Doddridge County 57, Gilmer County 7

Doddridge County (5-0) results: d. South Harrison, 49-6; d. Tyler Consolidated, 42-28; d. Calhoun County, 65-0; d. Ritchie County, 27-18; d. Wirt County, 35-0

Gilmer County (2-3) results: d. Clay-Battelle, 34-21; lost to Richwood, 44-13; lost to Wirt County, 27-2; lost to Parkersburg Catholic, 60-14; d. Hundred, 71-8

Doddridge County key players: RB/LB Hunter America, OL/DL Cory Gogan, K DJ Devinney

Gilmer County key players: QB/DB Ean Hamric, WR/DB Levi Self, RB/LB Justin Liu

Keys to victory: Keeping up with the Bulldogs might be a tall task to ask from the Glenville contigent. The Titans have weapons but not enough of them to counter what Bobby Burnside and company can throw at them. This is the best team Gilmer has seen on the season and it is likely to show Friday night at I.L. and Sue Morris Stadium.

BUFFALO AT TYLER CONSOLIDATED

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Did not play

Buffalo (3-2) results: lost to Greenbrier West, 27-0; d. Ravenswood, 20-14; d. Montcalm, 53-12; d. Sherman 33-6; lost to Williamstown, 37-7

Tyler Consolidated (3-2) results: lost to Ritchie County, 58-20; lost to Doddridge County, 42-28; d. Calhoun County, 74-36; d. Wirt County, 28-14; d. Webster County, 70-31

Key Buffalo players: WR/DB Cameron Lovejoy, QB/WR/DB Jackson England, WR/DB David Whittington

Key Tyler Consolidated players: RB/DB Mark Rucker, QB/DB Gage Huffman, OL/DT Zach Haney

Keys to victory: Tyler appears to be hitting its offensive stride after an 0-2 start to the season. Ryan Walton’s group can explode anytime and anywhere on the field for big plays and plenty of points. The Bison must be prepared for more of a strong running attack similar to their last game against the Yellowjackets. Mark Rucker continues to cause problems for the opposition moreso now with the emergence of Gage Huffman as a dual-threat at quarterback.

Buffalo is going to have to chose which one to shut down and hope the other can’t beat it.

ST. MARYS AT

WIRT COUNTY

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: St. Marys 43, Wirt County 0

St. Marys (3-2) results: d. Roane County, 31-13; d. Scott, 34-7; lost to Ritchie County, 32-2; d. Calhoun County, 35-20; lost to Williamstown, 35-0

Wirt County (2-4) results: lost to Calhoun County, 8-6; d. Paden City, 40-8; d. Gilmer County, 27-2; lost to Parkersburg Catholic, 28-7; lost to Tyler Consolidated, 28-14; lost to Doddridge County, 35-0

Key St. Marys players: QB/DE Jason Clayton, RB/DB Dylan Patterson, RB/DB Ben Long

Key Wirt County players: WR/DB AJ Garrett, QB/WR/LB Trent Richards, OL/DL Eric Gibson

Keys to victory: Jason Hickman’s defense played well this year in big games … It is the offense that can’t make things happen … Change as St. Marys looks to rid itself of a stomping at the hands of rival Williamstown.

MARIETTA

AT MAGNOLIA

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Did not play

Marietta (3-4) results: d. Morgan, 56-14; d. Warren, 52-34; lost to Williamstown, 34-7; d. Ripley, 21-14; lost to PHS, 42-21; lost to Cambridge, 42-20

Magnolia (0-5) results: lost to Williamstown, 27-0; lost to Shadyside, 44-8; lost to River, 34-14; lost to Frontier, 47-13; lost to Monroe Central, 51-13

Key Marietta players: QB/DB Corbin Alkire, WR/DB Tony Munos, RB.LB Chase Taylor

Key Magnolia players: TE/LB Silas McKeever, QB Caden Cisar, OL/DT Mikey Hamrick

Keys to victory: hit the 20-point mark and it should be good enough for a victory … Magnolia averages 9.6 points per contest on offense

WATERFORD AT WAHAMA

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Waterford 44, Wahama 0

Waterford (4-2) results: d. Sciotoville East, 40-0; d. South Gallia, 40-8; lost to Fort Frye, 49-0; d. Eastern, 24-19; d. Miller, 46-7; lost to Trimble, 37-0

Wahama (2-4) results: lost to Ravenswood, 28-14; d. Miller, 24-20; lost to Southern, 58-22; lost to Belpre, 49-22; d. Federal Hocking 48-24; lost to Eastern, 54-18

Key Waterford players: QB Zane Heiss, FB Joe Pantelidis; RB Holden Dailey

Key Wahama players: QB/DB Abram Pauley, RB Kase Stewart, RB Trevor Hunt

Keys to victory: After setbacks last week, both schools will be seeking a pick-me-up win. The Wildcats are currently in playoff contention with a No. 9-ranking In OHSAA Division VII, Region 27, and can ill-afford a loss to the Falcons. Zane Heiss is a scrambling-type quarterback, and could give the Wahama defense fits.

Last year, the Wildcats won big, and will be looking to do it again.

FRONTIER

AT CALDWELL

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Caldwell 40, Frontier 7

Frontier (5-1) results: d. Paden City, 61-6; d. Beallsville, 47-13; d. Bridgeport, 46-0; d. Cameron, 33-20; d. Magnolia, 47-13; lost to Parkersburg Catholic, 36-33

Caldwell (2-4) results: lost to Buckeye Trail, 12-7; lost to Eastern, 20-14; lost to Tusky Central Catholic, 26-6; d. Monroe Central, 21-18; lost to Central Catholic, 35-2; d. Conotton Valley, 27-6

Key Frontier players: RB Joel Lewis, QB JD Schmidt, TE Logan Brookover

Key Caldwell players: RB Caden Moore, WR Chris Hill, OG Bradley Michael

Keys to victory: Frontier, No. 6 in D7, Region 27, needs a bounce-back win to stay in the playoff hunt. The Cougars will be relying on Schmidt’s arm and Lewis’ legs to accomplish this. FHS also figures to have some payback on its mind after last year’s trouncing to the Redskins.

CLAY-BATTELLE

AT PADEN CITY

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Last year’s result: Clay-Battelle 36, Paden City 0

Clay-Battelle (3-2) results: lost to Gilmer County, 34-21; d. Meadow Bridge, 28-15; d. Valley Wetzel, 27-20 (F/OT); loss to Tygarts Valley, 28-7; d. Calhoun County, 21-14

Paden City (2-4) results: lost to Frontier (OH), 61-6; lost to Wirt County, 40-8; lost to Van, 23-18; d. Bridgeport (OH), 55-49; d. Hundred, 54-0; lost to Cameron, 19-6

Key CBHS players: WR/DB Cadon Skavinsky, QB/DE Levi Carrico

Key PCHS players: RB/LB Clayton Thomas, TE/LB Jason Anderson

Keys to victory: Defense has been at a premium for both teams, at times. With that said, CBHS has allowed 20 points or less after regulation in three of their five games. Paden City has fallen to struggling tems like Van and Cameron with a fine defensive effort in each of those contests. In order to keep this game competitive, both offenses need to put their best feet forward.

RAVENSWOOD AT SOUTHERN

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Southern 35, Ravenswood 19

RHS (2-3) results: d. Wahama, 28-14; lost to Buffalo, 20-14; lost to Williamstown, 44-0; d. Sherman, 33-0; lost to Ritchie County 41-13

SHS (5-1) results: d. Notre Dame, 20-6; d. Federal Hocking, 31-0; d. Wahama, 58-28; d. Miller, 39-18; lost to Belpre 46-20; d. South Gallia, 39-12

Key RHS players: FB Jacob Anthony, RB Chase Hood, RB Wayne Stephenson

Key SHS players: RB Trey McNickle, QB Gage Shuler, WR Will Wickline

Keys to victory : Falling to 2-4 on the season with a loss to Ritchie County in week six. The Ravenswood Red Devils will be looking to get their season back on track, as they head into Ohio to take on the Southern Tornadoes Friday night.

Senior fullback Jacob Anthony is coming off an impressive showing in the loss to the Rebels, rushing for 201 yards and two touchdowns.

Coming out strong winning 39-12 versus South Gallia after suffering their first loss of the season. The Tornadoes come into the contest ranked eighth in the OHSAA football ratings, so a win could push them up the rankings.

ELKINS AT

ROANE COUNTY

Game time: 7 p.m.

Last year’s result: N/A

EHS (1-4) results: lost to Liberty (Harrison), 40-8; lost to Robert C. Byrd, 62-14; lost to Lewis County, 24-7; lost to North Marion, 41-0; lost to Phillip Barbour, 36-8

RCHS (2-2) results: lost to St. Marys, 31-13; d. Lincoln County, 39-22; d. Braxton County, 44-14; lost to Nicholas County, 47-19

Key EHS players: RB Dennard Wyche, RB Trevor Smith

Key RCHS players: QB/FS Shadraq Greathouse, WR/CB Preston Starcher

Keys to victory: Elkins’ tandem running backs ran all over Philip Barbour for its first win of 2019. In order to have a repeat of last week, Dennard Wyche and Trevor Smith will have to pick up where they left off. Wyche led the way against the Colts with three touchdowns on 11 carries and 154 yards. Roane County’s last line of defense is sure to be tested, but the offense has to get going, as Elkins’ outburst against Philip Barbour feels like an outlier. In order for RC to put Elkins away early, they’ll have to rely on offensive weapons such as Shadraq Greathouse and Preston Starcher.

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